Ida A. Dunn received her degree of Laureate of Arts at Westbrook Seminary's Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, June 13th, 1876. In the mid to late 1870s and into the 1880s she was a teacher of French and rhetoric at Westbrook Seminary and served as preceptress and secretary under Dr. James Weston, principal of the seminary and president of the collegiate institute. On the back of this 1870s carte de visite by W. Curtis, Lewiston, Me. is recorded: "Ida Dunn, Mrs. S. F. Thombs, Preceptress." Her middle initial is recorded in contemporary Westbrook Seminary literature as A.; within contemporary Universalist literature about Westbrook Seminary as B.
Carte de visite photograph
Size of Original
2 1/2 inches x 4 inches
Ida A. Dunn
Curtis, W,"Ida A. Dunn, Westbrook Seminary, Class of 1876" (1870s). University of New England, Westbrook College History Collection. http://dune.une.edu/wchc_photos_students1870s/3
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